Man with tomahawk bursts into family home, threatens woman and child

A WOMAN and child have been left shaking in shock after a masked man burst into their Brisbane home wielding a tomahawk and stole the family car.

The terrifying scenes unfolded inside a home at Holland Park on Friday morning.

Police said the 31-year-old woman and 13-year-old boy were watching television in the loungeroom of their Cavendish Road home when the intruder burst inside just before 10.30am.


The man, who police say had a bandanna covering his face, allegedly threatened the woman and child with a tomahawk and demanded they hand over the keys to the family’s car.

Without hesitation, the woman complied with the man’s demands and he fled the scene in her 2007 grey Ford Territory with Queensland Registration 287-WLD.

Thankfully, the woman and boy were not physically injured.

The man is described as being aged in his mid-20s and having a “tall and skinny” build.

He was wearing a dark coloured hoodie and had his face covered with a bandana at the time of the incident.

Anyone who sees the vehicle is urged not to approach it but to call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone in the area who has CCTV vision is also asked to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.